TOM WARD - Easy, fellas. Spend that Google money with care

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Well, I knew it was a long shot, but I'm sad to see that we won't get to take a one-hour drive to see the summer Olympic Games in Boston in 2024. I'm not sure if Bay Staters have been permanently... more

ARLENE VIOLET - Rhode Island is on a spending binge

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One way to improve the unemployment rate is to hire more government workers. That's what Gov. Gina Raimondo is doing. She recently unveiled plans to hire an additional 10 people to work for the... more

Letters to the Editor

School work must be deliberate, approved

I am writing in response to the flawed and misleading letter to the editor on the building project for the schools in the Town of North Providence, authored by William G. Floriani July 22. As a Town... more

Cumberland made mistake in rejecting Monastery use

It’s always very disappointing to be sent packing, with your tail between your legs, especially when you, and others, have put in a substantial amount of time and effort on a project. This is... more

A perfectly appropriate parade float

The members of the Blackstone Parade Committee would like to thank everyone who attended and took part in the Memorial Day weekend festivities this year. The committee members put a lot of hard work... more

Slalom racing on Mendon Road

Every day I go down Mendon Road from Manville Hill Road south to the I-295 interchange and it is like slalom skiing. Cars are weaving left and right (sometimes going over the double yellow line) to... more

Where are savings with consolidation?

I was extremely pleased when the Town of Cumberland finally consolidated all of its fire services as this was long overdue. To hear that this would make things more cost effective was certainly good... more

Small improvements in living add up

After reading the article about Kate Otto in the July 23-29 Valley Breeze, I feel like I just found superwoman! Her accomplishments are absolutely amazing! I agree with her premise that we are being... more

Smithfield cemetery friends thank Gremzas, seek more help

The Friends of Smithfield Cemeteries want to thank Jake Gremza and his dad, Dr. David Gremza, for their annual cleanup of Cemetery 32. We would be remiss if we did not thank all the people or groups... more

Students share responsibility of misbehavior in Ecuador

The recent article in The Valley Breeze about an incident involving high school students in Ecuador struck me as decidedly one sided. There were not a lot of details concerning what actually occurred... more

Lifelong resident agrees with council's decision

The Town Council of Cumberland has spoken, "No new complex in the Monastery." After careful consideration and common sense, I believe they reached the correct decision. 1. To maintain open space... more

Suing a quality school alternative makes no sense, says mom

The Woonsocket School District is only graduating 58 percent of our students. A new school wants to offer a free, quality choice to our families. Our town's response? To sue them. Let that sink in.... more